In 1997, Murugavel Janakiraman pioneered online matchmaking in India with the launch of BharatMatrimony, which is today the world’s largest and most trusted matrimony service. The company is powered by 4000+ employees across 180+ branches in 20 major cities in India.
He had his humble beginnings as a programmer and used spare time to build a Tamil Community Site to connect NRIs in the US, back in 1997.
Twice he was nominated by The Economic Times for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Besides being awarded Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by WAT, he was also Chairman Emeritus of the IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India).